Coming Soon: HTML 5, What To Expect
Many of the changes developers have desired are incorporated into the HTML5 specification. It will include tags and APIs for enhanced interactivity, multimedia and localization. Many developers are hoping the "new" HTML will enable them to ditch the proprietary plug-ins (read Flash, Quicktime, Silverlight) they have come to rely on. Even Tim Berners-Lee, who some call the original web pioneer, have begun to call for a more application-centric Web, stating that "Some things are clearer with hindsight of several years. It is necessary to evolve HTML incrementally. The attempt to get the world to switch to XML ... all at once didn't work."
In this timely news piece, Neil McAllister continues with the discussion of what you can expect with HTML5, discussing the upcoming rich web, the future of browser plug-ins, examples of what will be coming, and what developers can do right now to be ready for HTML5.